The Opening of the Watson Pavilion Tea Room took place February 2, 2007 in conjunction with a meeting of the Board of Trustees. Minister Akitaka Saiki, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C. joined President Ruscio and Rector Phillip Norwood in giving the opening remarks to celebrate this momentous occasion. Tearoom builder, Seiji Suzuki, joined tea instructors Larry Tiscornia and Glenn Pereira in a formal tea demonstration for the opening ceremony.
Tea and Japanese Culture Events
The Senshin'an Tea Room has hosted numerous events: Opening in 2007 with the Board of Trustees, Kaiseki Workshop, Traditional Japanese Sweet Making, and a Japanese Incense Demonstration.